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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200203479 Event: 05/13/2010Employee Becomes Unconscious And Later Dies
Employee #1, and several coworkers, were laying sod at a stormwater retention area at the back portion of the Walmart Fulfillment Center property. Employee #1 had stated to his supervisor as well as his coworkers, that he did not feel well that day, and took several extra breaks to rest. Later in the day, Employee #1 went to rest in the shade. After ten minutes, Employee #1 was found unconscious. Emergency medical personnel took him to a medical center, however, Employee #1 did not respond to medical treatment and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. The autopsy report gives the cause of death as "toxic effects of methamphetamine". The autopsy report makes no reference to any work conditions that may have contributed to the fatality.
Keywords: ditch, drug overdose
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312779101 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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